HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Stewart Wade is a realtor with Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties. but what makes him amazing is that he recently turned 100 years old.
While turning a century old may slow down some people, that's not the case for Stewart. He still swims in the ocean, at least three times a week as well as still an being active agent, closing two deals with a co-listed agent so far in 2014.
Stewart became a realtor at the age of 54 and joined Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties in 1999. This is his fourth career.
He was a founding member and first president of the Aloha chapter of CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) and was named the first emeritus member of the chapter in March 2013. Stewart was also a co-founding member of Hawaii Certified Residential Broker Chapter. He also has been named Realtor of the Year by the Honolulu Board of Realtors and the Hawaii Association of Realtors, and has served numerous community and civic organizations through the real estate career he started in 1968.
Stewart is one of the few realtors in the country to have earned a combination of a broker's license and all the prestigious professional recognitions of GRI (Graduate Realtors Institute), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), and CRB (Certified Real Estate Broker).
After his stint in the military, he started Orchard Nursery in Walnut Creek, Calif., and then came to Hawaii to sell animal feed for Purina, visiting farms on all islands to assess needs and establish warehousing and distribution space.
Stewart is among one of the oldest active agents in the country and currently works out of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties' Windward office.
According to Stewart, the secret to living a long life is to "enjoy what you are doing, marry the right girl, and have the right job. The important thing is to be happy, have fun and help other people."